Kevin Franke attorney says 8 Passengers kids were 'manipulated,' welfare case should be private2:49
The futures of the juvenile stars of the now-defunct 8 Passengers YouTube channel were being discussed not in front of the camera, but inside a courtroom on Monday.
The judge overseeing Kevin and Ruby Franke's child welfare case asked for comments on whether the proceedings ahead should be that proceedings, which concerned children that had been growing up on a YouTube channel that had amassed more than 2 million followers. should be made public.
Attorney Virginia Blanchard, who is representing the Franke's children, asked for the case to be private, telling the court, "we're talking about children's sensitive information."
The comment came after a suggestion early in conference that members of the media - and perhaps even adult daughter Shari Franke - be removed from the courtroom due to the "sensitive matters before this court" that involved juveniles.
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